Promised Land (The Outer Limits)

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"Promised Land"
The Outer Limits episode
Episode no.Season 4
Episode 21
Production code83
Original air dateAugust 21, 1998
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"Promised Land" is an episode of The Outer Limits television show. It was first broadcast on August 21, 1998, during the show's fourth season. It is a sequel to the Season Three episode "The Camp".

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This episode is a sequel to "The Camp". Years ago, the Tsal-Khan race arrived on earth which led to a bitter war of conquest with the humans. Dlavan (René Auberjonois) and his family are Tsal-Khan, offspring of the handful of aliens who remained on Earth after the war. Today they live on a tightly guarded farm where they must grow all their own food, since their forebears poisoned all the plants during the war with mankind. Most of the aliens believe that the human race was wiped out in the war, but there is a group of humans in the woods near the farm. This group, led by Rebecca (Caroline Goodall), escaped from the alien's robot run camps. The group also includes David (Joseph Kell), Ruth (Jane Sowerby) and the mute, orphaned child Tali (Jessica Harmon). They are desperately hungry and have seen their children die from eating poisoned fruit. When they spot Dlavan's grandson Ma'al wandering in the woods, they follow him home to the farm. After they see the well-fed aliens, Rebecca leads the group to raid the farm for food. At first, Tali figures out how to get around the farm's deadly defensive measures. But, things escalate and individuals are hurt or killed on both sides. When Rebecca captures an alien weapon and Tali is seriously injured, the scene is set for the final showdown, a battle that could destroy both groups. Ultimately, Rebecca realizes the aliens are only caring for their families and after they heal Tali, she chooses to live in peace with them.

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